Mangaka Musings 04/23/2023

Thoughts from the mangaka about their manga, lives, and other random things.

By VIZ Media April 23, 2023

One Piece
Eiichiro Oda


I went to a live performance by Vaundy. They were in total control! I was in a trance from his personality and singing.

Kill Blue
Tadatoshi Fujimaki


The cherry blossoms bloomed and fell while I was stuck in my room creating the first two chapters. So it’s spring now.

Jujutsu Kaisen
Gege Akutami

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Itadori’s right ear returning is my mistake, but Gojo coming back isn’t a mistake.

My Hero Academia
Kohei Horikoshi


I love the Mark V!

Sakamoto Days
Yuto Suzuki


I want this astronaut snow globe I saw for sale at a general store a long time ago, but I can’t find it now.

Takamasa Moue


The Albirex soccer team is really fun to watch! I didn’t watch the J2 league last year, so I was surprised!

The Ichinose Family’s Deadly Sins


It’s almost Golden Week. Please enjoy chapter 22 as well.

Tenmaku Cinema
Shun Saeki


Tenmaku’s design is a challenge for me to draw, so I want to master him soon.

Blue Box
Kouji Miura


I saw Everything Everywhere All at Once. The hot dogs gave me trauma.

The Elusive Samurai
Yusei Matsui


I’ve finally been serialized for over ten years. Can I say I’m a pro now?

Kenta Shinohara


Not that I was looking at the screen the whole time, but I watched all of the Taiga Drama episodes. Kirin ga Kuru was good.

Undead Unluck
Yoshifumi Tozuka

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I’m really happy that the FPS guys are streaming SFV and having so much fun.

Mission: Yozakura Family
Hitsuji Gondaira

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By alternating between Todrick Hall and Enya, it’s like I’ll get in shape the same way I would by jumping between a hot bath and ice water.

Mashle: Magic and Muscles
Hajime Komoto


The negitama beef bowl from Yoshinoya is seriously the best-tasting food in the world. I don’t understand how it’s so good!

Me & Roboco
Shuhei Miyazaki


The Roboco Infinity Train will be running on the Yamanote line starting today. This is all thanks to you! I’m off to ride it!

Black Clover
Yūki Tabata

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I’m late, but thank you to everyone who sent Valentine’s Day chocolates. I appreciate it so much!!

Cipher Academy
Yuji Iwasaki


I’m hooked on Spelunker for Switch. I can’t beat it by myself!

Fabricant 100
Daisuke Enoshima


I never leave the house, so whenever I do, my clothes don’t match the temperature change that’s happened outside.